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Report: Le'Veon Bell to sign with New York Jets

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Report: Le'Veon Bell to sign with New York Jets

Le'Veon Bell has made his decision on where he will play in 2019.

The running back is expected to sign with the New York Jets, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Bell tweeted this out shortly after news broke.

Despite sitting out the entire 2018 season, Bell became one of the hottest free agents on the market in what's been a wild 2019 offseason. Among those interested were the Ravens and Raiders, but the Jets ultimately landed the three-time Pro Bowler.  

Bell will earn approximately $13 million per year of this contract, totally $52.2 million over four years. The deal has a max value of $61 million and includes $35 million guaranteed, according to Schefter.

Bell dropped a mixtape at midnight, which many awaited with bated breath, hoping he would hide the announcement in the lyrics. One conspiracy theory proved true:

Drafted by the Steelers in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Bell became the fastest player in NFL history to hit 5,000 rushing yards and 2,500 receiving yards in his career. He also became the first player in NFL history with at least 4,000 rushing yards and 2,000 receiving yards in his first 20 games.

NBC Sports Washington's Lisa Redmond contributed to this story.



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Redskins Talk NFL Free Agency Special: How to watch, live stream, listen

Redskins Talk NFL Free Agency Special: How to watch, live stream, listen

As the wild ride that is NFL free agency begins the Redskins talk podcast is ready to keep you prepared and informed. Our NFL Free Agency Tracker has you covered, but for in-depth analysis, you have to tune-in to Redskins Talk.

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Peter Hailey will command the airwaves all throughout the week as they discuss the biggest moves around the league and for the Redskins as players and teams begin to make deals.

Starting Monday, Mar. 11and going through Friday, Mar. 15, the Redskins Talk crew will be live streaming on the MyTeams by NBC Sports App every day from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. ET wrapping up the biggest news from the day as familiar faces around the league head to new places. Additionally, there will be a live stream of the Landon Collins introductory press conference on Thursday starting at 2 p.m. exclusively on the MyTeams App.

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Dez Bryant turned down multi-year deal from Ravens, is banking on himself in 2018


Dez Bryant turned down multi-year deal from Ravens, is banking on himself in 2018

If you want to sign Dez Bryant in 2018, it will have to be on a one-year deal.

The 29 year-old wide receiver turned down a multi-year offer from the Baltimore Ravens in hopes of finding a one-year deal that enables him to test the open market again in 2019, Ed Werder of The Doomsday Podcast first reported.

Bryant - who finished 2017 with 69 receptions, 838 yards and six touchdowns -  is predicating a bounce back season in 2018 with hopes of a big money, long-term contract in 2019.

The offer was similar to that of Michael Crabtree's three-year, $21 million deal, according to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport. The Ravens had to offer Bryant a multi-year deal in order to fit his number under the salary cap.

Since turning down their offer, the Ravens signed former Saints WR Willie Snead to a two-year, $10.4 million contract. 

Bryant will now have to wait until after the 2018 NFL Draft to work out a deal with an organization, if one is still searching for a wide receiver going in to the tail end of his career.